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After careful consideration, the Trooper Iwaniec Memorial Foundation’s TakeOff Race Organizing Committee is officially announcing that the 2021 TakeOff Race will be a VIRTUAL EVENT due to the health concerns surrounding COVID-19. In this uncertain environment, the mission will go on.
The Virtual Event allows us to avoid the chance of spreading the virus while still enjoying the opportunity to participate in a great event. On Saturday, April 17, we encourage you to run or walk your event individually, wherever you are. Different streets. Same day. Same mission. This is a chance to show our strength in a challenging time and a chance to get out of the house to run with our virtual community across Pennsylvania.
Participants will complete their event on their own time on April 17. Or, you can join us for the multi-day Trooper Iwaniec 42 Mile Challenge or our Act of Kindness Challenge. You can download a customized race bib and if you would like to submit your race times, you can submit them on our race registration website. We would love to see you running on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using #trooperiwaniec and showing your passion for removing impaired drivers from our roads and for the law enforcement officers we all support. You can also upload photos on our race registration site when you submit your results.
TakeOff is a race to honor DUI victims, raise awareness about the seriousness of impaired driving, and encourage the community to have a positive influence in the reduction of impaired driving. All profits will go to the purchase of breathalyzers (PBTs) for the Pennsylvania State Police and other law enforcement agencies throughout the Commonwealth. Since 2009, the foundation has purchased 1,972 PBTs. The need for PBTs is evident and real. As of January 1, 2021, we have 110 law enforcement officers waiting for units. Just to meet the financial demands of purchasing the 110 breathalyzers, we will need 500 Virtual participants and the continued support of our generous sponsors. We greatly appreciate you sharing our race information with others and encouraging them to register for our Virtual Event.
Help us make our communities safer by providing the necessary tools to law enforcement to remove impaired drivers from our roads. Together we can make a difference; we can save lives. Thank you for support. We will continue to pray for your health and safety.
1 Mile Walk
100M Children’s Sprint (ages 6 and under)
½ mile Children’s Run (ages 10 and under)
42 Mile Challenge - Inspired by Tpr. Iwaniec’s hockey and football number, you can complete the 42 Mile Challenge now through April 30 by walking, running, hiking, biking, swimming, paddling, or any combination of those activities. Progress can be added to our online results page on our online registration site as you work to complete the 42 miles.
Act of Kindness Challenge - Tpr. Iwaniec felt a lifelong desire to serve and give back to his community. Participants are asked to complete an Act of Kindness by April 30. If you would like, you can email us photos of your Act of Kindness or share them on social media.
Any time on April 17, 2021
Virtual Challenges can be completed now - April 30, 2021
Any location you choose
$30 Registration (register by March 31, 2021 to receive your race shirt prior to race day.)
$35 Registration after March 31. Race shirts will be shipped at the beginning of May. Shipping costs are included in the $35.
* Registration is non-refundable
Awards will not be distributed but each participant will be able to download a participation certificate and a customized race bib.
Results can be submitted through our online registration site. Here is a video tutorial on how to add your virtual results. https://youtu.be/_2Nn1z3kcrg
We would love to see a photo of you completing your event. You can upload it with your results, email it to us, post it to Facebook, or share it using #trooperiwaniec on Twitter and Instagram.
In order to receive a complimentary event shirt prior to race day, individuals must register by March 31, 2021. Registration is still available after March 31 but shirts will not be available prior to race day. Race shirts will be shipped at the beginning of May.
For individuals registered by March 31, shirts will be available for pick up at the following locations:
April 12 from 5-7 pm
Trooper Iwaniec Memorial Foundation Office
231 East Main Street
Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666
April 13 from 5-7 pm
North Huntingdon Police Department
11279 Center Hwy
North Huntingdon, PA 15642
April 14 from 5-7 pm
Pennsylvania State Police Southwest Training Center
2900 Seminary Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601
April 15 from 5-7 pm
Latrobe Dairy Queen
15 Terry Way
Latrobe, PA 15650
April 16 from 5-7 pm
Sanctus Spa & Salon
Bradenville, PA 15620
Sally & Pete
Sherry Hogue & Lisa Jobe
The Houser Family
Zack & Randi Zacour
Janiro Family in Memory of Bill Janiro
Penn Twp. Police Benevolent Association
Ron & Tammy Fischer
Vince & Joni DeCosmo
Cindy & Rick Mills
Coriann & Cris Stout
Dustin & Kaitlin Scheerbaum
Jacob & Jules Roberts
Latrobe Boys Basketball
Linda & Ray Brown
Lt. Col. (Ret) Michael & Denise O'Neal
Mark & Donna Vasinko
Mark Findrick & Andrea Dodasovich
PA State Police - Gettysburg
Randy & Tracey Porterfield
Tim & Cheryl Teres
Wilbur & Nancy Milliron